<em>Single Earring</em>, 2nd-3rd century C.E. Gold, glass, 1 3/4 x 15/16 in. (4.4 x 2.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X16. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.x16_NegA_print_bw.jpg)

Single Earring

Medium: Gold, glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:2nd-3rd century C.E.

Dimensions: 1 3/4 x 15/16 in. (4.4 x 2.4 cm)


Accession Number: X16

Image: CUR.x16_NegA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Single gold earring, loop a solid gold wire curled at one end to form a loop joining with large crescent-shape openwork disc containing elaborate scroll design. From lower edge of crescent depends 4 stationary loops. The outer ones have plated chain pendants ending in a small glass bead. The two inner ones have link chains of slightly greater length ending in small glass beads. Condition: All four beads iridescent; one is very badly broken, otherwise good.

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